Jun 20, 2017 - 09:36 AM
Without knowing the T&Cs of the particular vendor (some state that the named user must be on certain sites within your organisation. Silly, I know!) but the named user license is attached to that particular user. As long as they are using your assets, under your licenses it doesn't matter if they are doing work offsite.
However, if they were using the clients hardware then they may not allow a BYOL (bring your own license). Depends on the agreement you have with them and the situation. If your users are using their kit, then the client may have to provide their own license.
We've had people recently from other parties wanting to use our laptops/deskops with their licenses. It's a nightmware to manage and govern, so we do not allow BYOL.
Hope this helps,
Jun 20, 2017 - 10:20 PM
Thank you so much for your reply
i understand it depends on the terms & Conditions of the Vendor.
Please see the below Vendor details :
Vendor : Micro Focus , Product : Net Express
Can you please advice
Jun 20, 2017 - 11:44 PM
You also need to consider whether your personnel are working off site as consultants to another business or just at a different location within your own organisation. The licence rights should define whether you can only use the software for the benefit of your own organisation or if you can use it to support other companies business (which is usually only allowed where a company is a consultancy). With the product you mention I would not expect that there would be a right for you to use the software outside of your own organisation.
If your personnel are working at a client site and areremotely accessing your own company's systems then there should not be a problem.
Jun 21, 2017 - 03:36 AM
Jun 21, 2017 - 05:46 AM
i agree with the answers already provided, your better try find the contract to check the definition.
However, from my personal handling of a similar Microfocus product for a customer, the notion of Named user is pretty "standard": no access location restrictions, or device restrictions, etc...you need to count each user who can access the software (don't forget to count beofre any multiplexing or similar operations).
i tried to looki up something more specific for net Exprerss, and found these terms and conditions on MF website, hope it helps:
- EULA : you can see the Named User definition
- Specific terms : some specific terms for Net Express depending on the agreement / scope / type etc..